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A Story To Tell

On a hilltop

The grand mansion

many rooms

each meticulously

tastefully restored

A home once owned

by a wealthy family

now a heritage boutique hotel.


European garden setting

A bright courtyard

centre of the house

musical performances

solo piano

duet recitals

other ensembles.


A large treed garden

horse stables

artefact museum

back of the mansion

Local and international movies

stage productions.


The scene is set

The drama

An expatriate

falls in love

with a beautiful woman …

He met her at …

But …

The story unfolds …

poetic journey of imagination

begins …

Soliloquy Retold

The stage is set

in the courtyard

of a beautifully decorated

heritage home

mother-of-pearl furniture

antique ornaments

tiled marble flooring.


A charming young lady

from a wealthy family

attractively dressed

in traditional sarong kebaya*

Anxious eyes focussed

captive audience

sits herself

on the intricately

carved rosewood chair.


She explains

marriage was arranged

it wasn’t her choice

mixed feelings

emotional turmoil

cultural differences

testings and tauntings

but character

confident and respectful

learned fast

to relate well.


Intelligent, witty, creative

humble character

she soon won their hearts

many talents

culinary skills

musically gifted.


As she relates her story

audience was in awe.

A difficult relationship

it just takes

one determined person

to make a positive difference

all’s well that ends well.


Enthusiastic audience


clapped heartily

she smiles

takes a bow.


* translucent, embroidered blouse worn with a batik sarong

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